On Wednesday, September 19, Apple will release its new iOS 6 mobile operating system, and experts say it might be the most secure yet. However, privacy concerns may still remain.
One of the chief issues related to consumer privacy and account security on iOS 6 comes in the new app Passbook, which allows users to use and store everything from boarding passes and concert tickets to store loyalty cards and coupons, according to a report from Intego's Mac Security Blog
. This, in turn, is likely to store sensitive, personally identifying information that could be dangerous if a phone is lost or stolen.
Meanwhile, a lesser concern comes in iOS 6's new app installation process, the report said. This is because it no longer requires users to input their passwords when downloading free apps, which could pose problems in some cases. Eduard Goodman
, the chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the ways in which consumers can increase their protections in many aspects of their lives.
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